The global halal food market to reach USD 740 billion by 2025

The global halal food market to reach USD 740 billion by 2025

The global halal food market is expected to reach USD 739.59 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.  The industry was valued at USD 436.8 billion in 2016. This growth is linked to the increasing Muslim population and their substantially increasing expenditure on food & non-beverages, which is...

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9 tips from WTTC to manage overcrowded tourism destinations

9 tips from WTTC to manage overcrowded tourism destinations

In 2017, travel and tourism contributed nearly $7.9 trillion to the global economy, or 10.2 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP). With the world getting richer, one billion more people will be in the global middle class by 2030. Travel is also becoming more accessible, which is expected to...

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What’s happening in hygiene?

What’s happening in hygiene?

Cleanliness is Next to Godliness To learn more about what is being done to tackle the issues related to hygiene within the hospitality sector, HN talked to companies that are helping to keep the world as healthy a place as possible CLEAN AS A WHISTLE Boecker® Public Health is the...

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Saudi Arabia in focus

Saudi Arabia in focus

KSA more than meets the eye   With several UNESCO-listed sites to its name and a huge project pipeline, there’s more to the Kingdom than Mecca, as Tarek Hammoud, offshore team manager and consultant at Hodema consulting services explains   Think holiday spots and Saudi Arabia is unlikely to spring...

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Growing shisha trend

Growing shisha trend

Up in Smoke Shisha, also referred to as a waterpipe, is said to have first been used in ancient Persia and India. Though the invention dates back many centuries, it is only in the past decade that the shisha has begun gaining widespread popularity elsewhere, notably in the UK, France,...

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The rise of the mighty espresso

The rise of the mighty espresso

ESPRESSO WARS Although Lebanese coffee remains king in Lebanon, the industry’s players have diversified their offerings in the last 20 years by introducing the emblematic espresso shot in a bid to increase their brand visibility, boost profit margins and adapt to a fast-changing society. Nagi Morkos, managing partner of Hodema...

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What’s hot in F&B in 2018

What’s hot in F&B in 2018

FOOD AND BEVERAGE TRENDS Toufic Akl, partner at Hodema consulting services, predicts what will be hot in F&B in 2018 First let’s take a look at this year’s fads. We witnessed an upsurge in protein dishes against carbs, an increased focus on quality ingredients and the boom of kale. We...

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